Thursday photo prompt: Yearning #writephoto

This is part of Sue Vincent’s #writephoto. Yearning.

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a channel of water flowing out to sea, with the sun reflecting on the water

a channel of water flowing out to sea, with the sun reflecting on the water.

Is it dusk or is it dawn .

He no longer knows

Yet he see the shine on the water as out to sea it flows.

Lost to to us, he is so forlorn.

*******

Waking she wonders what will today be like

She yearns to talk to him and see recognition in his eyes

He is just like a dizzy child, who her patience tries

Impossible to cope all conversation trite.

*******

We are strangers he no longer knows us.

Though he has watched me grow for more than sixty years.

He is a prisoner now of lost hopes and fears.

We yearn to have him back.

********

Alzheimer’s is a cruel thief

We yearn for a return of memory

Like sunlight on the sea

From it clutches there’s no relief.

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We visited my sister and brother in law today. It was a 12 hour day, full of laughter because if you don’t laugh it would be too sad. My sister robbed of her loving husband and best friend for over 60 years. Alzheimer’s is a curse it affects not only the suffer but everyone they love.

*******

#writephoto

29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dale
    May 31, 2019 @ 00:14:14

    It is such a difficult disease for the family.

    Reply

  2. Sue Vincent
    May 31, 2019 @ 04:50:26

    It is so very hard to watch those you love lose everything familiar in themselves. x

    Reply

  3. Ritu
    May 31, 2019 @ 06:55:42

    Such a meaningful poem sis ❀ I'm glad you had a good day with your family though ❀

    Reply

  4. jenanita01
    May 31, 2019 @ 08:31:23

    This desperate disease seems hell-bent on visiting every family too… So very sad for all concerned…

    Reply

  5. zumpoems
    May 31, 2019 @ 19:23:02

    Very sad, This is a evocative, well-crafted poem on this topic that is clearly so sad for you. Those first two lines are exceptional and you nicely shift from he to she to we to all. Photo is special also!

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      May 31, 2019 @ 19:44:08

      Thank you, Altzhimers is such an evil illness it robs everyone involved. Thank you for reading and your kind words. The photo is fantastic it is one of Sue Vincent’s, the talented blogger.πŸ’œ

      Reply

  6. JT Twissel
    Jun 01, 2019 @ 00:16:08

    For sure – take care of yourself tonight – you deserve it.

    Reply

  7. Laure A. Brook
    Jun 01, 2019 @ 15:17:40

    I understand this … my mother. Some of what the disease took from her I remember.

    Reply

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  9. robertawrites235681907
    Jun 03, 2019 @ 10:06:09

    This is very moving and sad, Willow. Beautiful poem.

    Reply

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